Feeling a loss today to hear the news that Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, has died.  And as  I read his obituary, I smile.   I love this line of text from today's Seattle Times story:

“Mr. Sendak already had been proclaimed ‘the Picaso of children's books' by Time magazine when, in his 30s, he wrote and illustrated  Where the Wild Things Are. It became one of the 10 best-selling books of all time.”

That is one compelling statement that speaks to the stunning results he achieved through his work.

One review posted to Amazon says this about this beloved book: “Maurice Sendak creates a magical world of imagination where children can escape to the place where the wild things are. The heart of the story is that kids have different ways of dealing with frustrations, but they all have one thing in common – they want to be loved unconditionally, and accepted for who they are.”

This message will resonate forever for kids and adults of all ages.  It sure resonates with me.

Rest in peace Maurice Sendak.

And if you could write your own obituary today about the impact you are making during your lifetime, could you cull it down to one or two lines of text and say as much?  It's an interesting exercise.  Try it, and share your story here.